“What is agape love?”……Answer: The Greek word agape is often translated “love” in the New Testament. How is “agape love” different from other types of love? The essence of agape love is self-sacrifice. Unlike our English word "love," agape is not used in the Bible to refer to romantic or sexual love. Nor does it […]

“What does it mean that God is love?”……Answer: Let's look at how the Bible describes love, and then we will see a few ways in which God is the essence of love. "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it […]

“Does God love Satan? Since we are to love our enemies, does that mean we should love Satan?”……One of the most precious statements in all of Scripture is "God is love" (1 John 4:8). But in our limited human understanding, we sometimes believe this means that God loves everyone and everything all the time. This […]

“Does God love everyone or just Christians?”……There is a sense in which God loves everyone in the whole world (John 3:161 John 2:2Romans 5:8). This love in not conditional-it is based only on the fact that God is a God of love (1 John 4:8, 16). God's love for all of mankind results in the […]

The Shadows of His Presence Isaiah 32:2“Each one will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a parched land". To one who had been traveling in the heat of the desert, such as the […]

Never Forsaken Deuteronomy 31:6 ” So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you." The promise that God will never leave nor forsake His people occurs often in Scripture. It […]

Lovingkindness and Tender Mercy December 21, 2011 “Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old.” (Psalm 25:6)( 6 remember O Lord your compassion and unfailingly love which you have shown from long ages passed)NLT These beautiful words, “tender mercies” and “lovingkindness,” may sound somewhat old-fashioned in today’s […]